Pakistan, US expanding cooperation in education sector: Ambassador Jilani

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CALIFORNIA, April 28 (APP): Pakistan and the United States are expanding cooperation in the education sector and reconstitution of working group on education under Pak-US Strategic Dialogue has provided an important mechanism for an extensive engagement in this field, Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani said on Wednesday.

Speaking at a Fulbright seminar at the University of California, the Ambassador said the two countries intend to double joint fund for joint research grants under the U.S.-Pakistan Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement.

The Ambassador said that President Obama and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during the meeting in October expressed their mutual desire to expand bilateral ties in areas including education, science and technology and there have been several initiatives since to facilitate an already extensive US-Pakistan cooperation.